recovery that we have been having that we could have a little shocked to our economy, at least over the short term. host: i want to get to that, but first i want to show this chart from today's "washington post" talking about how this will affect your pocketbook. most americans would face higher taxes in 2013 if congress lets schedule a tax cuts take effect. toyou're making zero $20,000, it would be about a $400 bond. at $20,000 to $39,000, a $1,200 bond. $39,000 up to $64,000, getting close to a $2,000,. $64,000 up to $108,000, almost $3,500 more. and higher than $108,000, $14,000.